When we include marginalized perspectives in our movies, shows and media, we have an opportunity to transport viewers into lives they've never lived, an experience that can transform societal biases.
My mission is to humanize and preserve the stories of communities most often left out of our recorded narratives.
Keeping CROWN HEIGHTS, documentary, Director
In production, 2018
An exploration of the transforming Crown Heights community through the lens of those who call it home. This project seeks to preserve the legacy and history of this neighborhood, while grappling with the gentrification that is rapidly underway today.
Themes: Gentrification, History, Immigration, Housing, Community, Placekeeping
cROWN rOYALE, narrative Web series, Director/co-wRITER
In development, 2018
When Emmy Carrero discovers that her family business is in danger of being priced out by newcomers, she forms an unlikely partnership with tastemakers to save her neighborhood from becoming a gentrified wasteland.
Themes: Gentrification, Economic & Social Inequality/Mobility, Connection, Alienation
admittance, Narrative Short, Director/CO-Writer/Co-pRODUCER
In competition, 2017-2018
When an overprotective Caribbean mother discovers that her Caribbean-American daughter has hidden an acceptance letter to a college on the other side of the country, she is forced to reconsider her relationship with her daughter or ruin it for good.
Themes: Immigration, Caribbean Culture, Education
The Beggar, eXPERIMENTAL Short, Director/Writer
Student Film, 2013
Set in Prague, Czech Republic, The Beggar is an experimental exploration of two men suffering from homelessness in the heart of Bavaria. The film pits the fictionalized story of an immigrant beggar in dialogue with the real account of housing insecurity as told by the city's homeless tour guide agency, Pragulic.
Themes: Homelessness, Tourism, Civic Responsibility, Moral Philosophy